Because nothing quite screams robot apocalypse like a flying robotic spider, researchers at the University of Tokyo’s robotics department have developed just that, in the form of SPIDAR. What does SPIDAR stand for? Why ‘SPherIcally vectorable and Distributed rotors assisted Air-ground amphibious quadruped Robot’ of course! Jeez, use your brain.
Because how are robots going to overthrow humanity if we don’t make them tough, harbingers of the apocalypse IHMC Robotics has conspired with Boardwalk Robotics to develop a Nadia humanoid robot capable of maintaining its balance after getting shoved on a treadmill. Yeah, make it resilient then piss it off!
Because the robotic apocalypse can’t come soon enough, this is a video from Chinese defense contractor Kestrel Defence featuring its Blood-Wing/Red Wing drone deploying a robotic war dog armed with a machine gun. So, if you were wondering what the beginning of the end looks like, this is definitely it.
This is a video from the recent Moscow Chess Open, where a chess-playing robotic arm (we’ll call it Robby Fischer) broke a 7-year old’s finger by pinning it to the board because the boy “did not give the robot enough time to respond to his most recent move.” Never rush
Because some people actual welcome the robot apocalypse with open, soon to be severed arms, some aspiring war criminal went and strapped a Russian PP-19 Vityaz submachine gun to the top of a radio controlled robot dog they bought off AliExpress for $3,000. As far as good ideas go, this
Like I needed a reminder that robots can and will hunt me down given the opportunity, this is the latest video from harbingers of the robot apocalypse Boston Dynamics starring their Atlas humanoid robot performing a little parkour. So, if you were wondering if you could out-parkour a killer robot
Seen here looking like a deleted portion of Horizon Zero Dawn, this is a introductory video for Boston Dynamics’ latest killer-bot, Stretch, a single-armed “sensor gripped” robot allegedly designed for warehouse work. I feel like it’s even scarier than Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robots because at least with those you can
This is a video demonstration of MIT’s ‘LaserFactory’, a laser cutter that’s been modified into an fabrication platform capable of producing functional devices. In this video, it cuts the pieces necessary to build a drone, then pours silver into the circuit traces, attaches its electronic components, solders the silver in